Tools of Resistance

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Post resources and tools that people can use to organize, resist, and advocate for policy and systems change.


Intervening to Stop Everyday Injustices
Intervening to Stop Everyday Injustices


See also Organizations Looking for Volunteers

Advocacy Tools
Contacting Elected Officials


Senators and Representatives

  • Check out this guide to every member of the 115th Congress.
  • Contacting Congress includes information on each rep, as well as committee assignments and contact info.



White House

  • White House Comment Line: 202-246-1111
  • Fallada Project, send postcards for the resistance

Tracking Trump

Scripts and Alerts

  • Action Hub from What Do I Do About Trump has action alerts, mainly legislative-oriented, from 80+ groups
  • Action Alliance, an alliance of 80+ call-to-action sites/organizations
  • 5 Calls, a step-by-step guide organized by issue, including WHO to call and WHAT to say
  • Alder, an iPhone app that gives you one relevant political action every day.
  • Sign up for CallsForChange to get a weekly text and/or email with background on issues, a sample script, and the phone numbers for your members of Congress for one-tap calling from your smartphone.
  • The Sixty Five, weekly advocacy calls to action
  • Try Voices, app for advocacy alerts and help calling reps
  • Rogan's List, a daily action list sent via email that includes ways to get in touch with your state senators and representatives

Other Officials


Guides for Organizing

See also Resources For Organizers, below.

See also organizations offering activism training and readings on building movements and organizing.

Issue Guides

Social Justice/General

Disability Justice


Organizing Toolkit

Immigrant Rights

Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence

Town Hall Guides (meeting your reps in person)


Talking to Others About the Issues

Hearing the Other Side

Secure Ways of Leaking to the Press

Social Media Tools

Building Websites / Platforms

Communications Platforms

Working with the Media

Media Literacy

Also check out Digital Security and Media Normalization

Events, Direct Actions, and Protests
Events, Direct Actions, and Protests

Listing Protests

See also Upcoming Events/Opportunities and your state page.

How to Protest

Protest Tools

Creating Demands

Protester Safety

Tracking Legislation / Litigation
Tracking Legislation / Litigation

Tracking Legislation

Tracking Litigation (court cases)

Advocating to Businesses / Banks
Advocating to Businesses / Banks



Elections / Campaigning


Campaigns to Work On

Campaign and Election Tools

See also Elections

Political Training
Political Training

Training to Run for Office

See also the Bustle article How to Run for Office for the First Time.

Non-Candidate Political/Leadership Training

Self-Care Tools
Self-Care Tools



For Professionals
For Professionals

For Federal Employees

For Journalists and Writers

For Lawyers

Pro Bono Opportunities

Filing petitions for the immigration EO

For Librarians

For Organizers

See also Guides for Organizing, above.

For Religious Leaders

For Teachers

For Tech/Data People

Data Analysis and Visualization
Data Analysis and Visualization

Data Analysis Tools

Data Visualization Tools

  • Pik to Chart, create infographics
  • Tableau, create visually appealing charts and graphs
  • Carto, mapping visualization tool

Data Sources


While there are tons of ways to get involved in the resistance without donating money, if you do want to donate or are willing to pay for resistance-related resources, the links below may be useful. See also Organizations Working for Justice and Equity for organizations that may be accepting donations.

Political Donations

Resistance Resources and Services

  • Safety Pin Box: a monthly subscription box for white people striving to be allies in the fight for Black Liberation

Learning Tools
Learning Tools

See also Essential Readings and Resources for Teachers.